Spring 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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HORT 300    Introduction to Horticulture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Survey of principles and practices of horticulture designed to improve knowledge of the home gardener as well as those seeking a career. Basic plant structure and function, general knowledge of plant usage, landscape planning and maintenance.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         10:00AM-01:20PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101          18706 
Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


HORT 302    Soils and Plant Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: PLTS 310
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: HORT 300 or PLTS 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. The course includes factors of: fundamental soil properties, soil and plant relationships, principles of soil formation, fertilizers and soil management, salinity, pH, erosion management, and non-agricultural uses. This course is the same as PLTS 310, and only one may be taken for credit. See Cross-Listed Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101          20508 
Textbook
T         07:50PM-09:30PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                   
Class includes three Saturday Lab meetings 9:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m. Information will be available at the first class meeting.


HORT 307    Plant Identification - Sustainable and CA Native Selections    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the identification and study of the growth habits, cultural practices, and ornamental uses of California native plants, as well as plant material appropriate for sustainable landscaping. Plants emphasized will come from the current California Native Plant Society (CNPS), California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC), and California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) plant lists.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101          30178 
Textbook
W         07:50PM-09:30PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                   
Lab includes three Saturday meetings from 9:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m. which will be available at the first class meeting.


HORT 320    Sustainable Landscape Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of landscape construction, including soil preparation, paving and construction materials, hand and power tool use, turf and plant installation, plan reading, estimating, and bid preparation. It will emphasize approved traditional industry construction methods, as well as sustainable alternative and techniques. Local codes and state requirements will also be covered. This course is an initial step in preparation for the California State C-27 Landscape Contractor License exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101          30182 
Textbook
M         08:15PM-10:20PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                   
Class includes three Saturday Lab meetings from 9:00 a.m.-2:05 p.m. Information will be available at the first class meeting.
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


HORT 326    Landscape Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 300, 305 and/or 306.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and implementation of the art and science of landscape design. It covers the principles of design, the design process, advanced drafting techniques, and advanced graphics and presentation methods. Course and project emphasis is placed upon utilization of various landscape themes, unique design styles, and the problem solving process regarding residential and small commercial site landscape design.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         02:00PM-03:40PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN T 118           30184 
Textbook
M         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN T 118             


HORT 498    Work Experience in Horticulture    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21116 
Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. BS-163

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19076 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21162 Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Monday, 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. P-132

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20854 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19072 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19074 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011